Travel & Accommodation

Our event is conducted in a fairly remote area and we request participants to plan their logistics well in advance. Please take a few minutes to look at our sample itineraries before you plan your travel.


Our Start Area is about 2 kms  from Mallanduru and there are plenty of homestays in this area for you to choose from. Most homestays are designed to accommodate 3-5 guests in a room and provide a package that includes meals. Packages typically run from INR 1000-4000/person/night. However, we must caution participants that some homestays tend to increase their prices for our event.

You can make online reservations for most homestays or  contact Swaroop ‭+91 99003 06090‬ (WhatsApp), a resident of Mallanduru, for help with accommodation.

Travel to Mallanduru Area

Mallanduru is about 260 kms by road from Bangalore (a.k.a Bengaluru) and it takes about 5 hours to get here with 1-2 breaks.

Suggested Route from Bangalore: 

  • Bangalore to Hassan on NH 75 (about 180 kms, 3 hours driving time)
  • Take Hassan Bypass to Chikmagalur via Belur on SH 373 (about 60 kms, 75 mins driving time)
  • Chikmagalur to Joladalu (about 10 kms, 25 minutes driving time)
  • Joladalu to Mallanduru  (about 10 kms, 25 minutes driving time)
  • Mallanduru to Event Parking is around 2 kms and will take another 15 minutes on race day due to traffic congestion

Mobile networks are patchy and you should not expect network around Mallanduru. Please download Google Map and have it handy for offline access.

For participants coming from other parts of India by rail, the nearest railway station is Kadur (Station Code DRU). If you are taking an express train that does not stop at Kadur, your next best option is Birur Junction (Station Code RRB). There is good connectivity from most parts of India to Birur.

Mallanduru is about 65 kms by road from Birur and you will have to organise local taxis to cover this distance. The travel time from Kadur/Birur to Mallanduru is about 1.5 hours. Please review Road travel information provided here to help you plan further.

Bengaluru International Airport (Airport Code BLR) is about 280 kms (5.5 hours) from Mallanduru. We recommend that you organise a cab or self-drive rental from Bangalore airport and plan on keeping the car until you return after the event. Please review Road travel information provided here to help you plan further.

Mangaluru International Airport (Airport Code IXE) is about 165 kms from Mallanduru. However, it takes 4.5 hours by road to get to our event from here and there are far fewer flight options as compared to Bengaluru.

International participants can plan on flying into Bengaluru International Airport (Airport Code BLR). There are direct flights from most big cities across Asia and Europe.

We recommend international participants to get in touch with us via email in advance. We can help you plan your itinerary, local travel and accomodation in groups.

We are delighted to be part of Asia Trail Master series and will be happy to go the extra mile to help you and all international participants with your planning.


Estimated Driving Times

Please note that the driving time estimates provided here are from our experience of normal road conditions. We expect 200-300 vehicles on event day and because of the narrow roads, you should buffer 30-45 minutes for traffic congestion.

From To Description/Comments Estimated Time (Kms)
Chikmagalur Mallanduru Homestays are around this area 45 Mins (20 kms)
Mallanduru Start Area We will provide directions on race day 15 Mins (2 kms)
Bangalore (Bengaluru) Chikmagalur On NH 75 via Hassan. 4.5 hours (240 kms)
Mangaluru Airport Chikmagalur On NH 73 via Charmady 4 hours (155kms)
Birur Railway Station Mallanduru Closest Railway Junction 90 mins (65 kms)